In The Spotlight
The 10th anniversary Fashion For A Cause will be held on April 17th in the Grand Ballroom at the Kansas City Convention Center. Prior to hosting the runway show, entertainer and actor Mario Lopez will mingle with fashion forward patrons at a VIP Experience. Proceeds benefit Truman Medical Centers’ essential care and services to women and babies in Our Town.
Also featured in the January 24th issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Craig Sands
Making Futures Bright
The March of Dimes’ March for Babies event will be held on May 3rd in the Kansas City Power & Light District. Lenexa’s Alliance Data is serving as the chairman. Brenden Steffens, Kim Prange and Jeremy Kingsley, all with Alliance Data; plan to lead the effort to engage employees in the March of Dimes’ mission to improve the health of babies in Our Town.
Wild About Harry
The Truman Library Institute’s Wild About Harry will be held on April 23rd at the Muehlebach Tower of the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. Rick Atkinson, Pulitzer-Prize winning author of The Liberation Trilogy is the special guest speaker, and the Honorable Bob Dole will receive the Harry S. Truman Legacy of Leadership Award. Henry Bloch, Bill Dunn, Sr. and Ed Matheny are the special World War II Veteran honorees.
Hail to Old KU
The 20th annual Rock Chalk Ball will be held on April 25th in the Grand Ballroom of Bartle Hall. Kelly and Paxson St. Clair are the chairmen of the event will celebrate The University of Kansas’s 150th anniversary. Proceeds support the KU Alumni Association which hosts the annual Ball with its Greater Kansas City Network.
Also featured in the January 10th issue of The Independent
Kelly and Paxson St.
Ann and Kenneth Baum are the honorary chairmen, and Katie Gerson and Lisa Schellhorn are serving as the co-chairmen of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art’s first annual gala, Create the Night…POP!, to be held on February 21st at the Museum. Members of the Museum’s Committee of 100 gathered on December 16th to prepare the fabulous invitations.